So, i missed my weekly favourite songs listing last night in favour of sleep… sadly, the next two weeks are just going to be sketchy like that because of my new job. What is this job? Well… as you may or may not have gleaned from my incessant chatter, i worked for Drexel University this summer as an Orientation Leader. Our Orientation occurs smack in the middle of the summer months, and it is a day and a half long. There are six sessions that occur, and every Freshmen makes it to one of them. My job was to alternately be a guide and resource for groups of students (20 to 30) and parents. All of the 24 OLs lived together on the top floor of one of the dormitories, and we had a bunch of fun.
Now i’m headed into Orientation Part 2: New Student Week. Essentially, everybody gets here six days early and we drag them everywhere there is to go in Philadelphia, both on and off the campus. This time around all 2200+ students will be going at it all at once, so instead of 24 leaders there are 100. Not all of the original OLs applied for the job, but over a third of us wound up getting hired. 10 of the NSW leaders are Alpha-Leaders, who were chosen to act as coordinators for groups of nine other leaders each. We are the contact between the people from the University that are running things, and the students who are leading around Freshmen. Exciting, huh? Now at least you’ll know what i’m talking about when i say that i’m caught up in Orientation. Starting this week i need to be with the other Alphas to work out the kinks, and then next week it’ll be showtime. Again.